The Main Stream

Mar 28, 2013 8:20 PM by Faye DeHoff

Gallery openings, downtown events & movies; all in today's Arts & Culture segment

TUCSON - A beautiful weekend to get out and enjoy the Old Pueblo.

Our Arts and Culture Guy, Herb Stratford, has a look at some gallery openings, what to do downtown and what's now showing in local theaters.

The 'Friday Night Live' concert series continues at Main Gate Square tomorrow night with a performance by Tucson favorite, Amber Norgaard. The free concert is a great way to kick off your weekend under the stars.

Norgaard's unique folk rock stylings have earned her both local recognition at the annual Tucson- area music awards as well as honors from international songwriting competitions. The show starts at 7 pm, and with over 30 restaurants and multiple shops at Main Gate Square, there' s no reason not to make a night of it.

A new exhibition of artwork at the Obsidian Gallery features work by artists Curt Brill, Wesley Armstrong, Merry Arttoones, Ted Fish, Gary Swimmer and others. The show features artwork in clay, metal and painting, and runs through May 12th at the gallery, located in the historic train depot downtown.

Over at Davis Dominguez Gallery, a new show of work by Tucson artist Katherine Josten entitled 'Origins' opens today and will run through May 4th. Josten, a painter who works with large-scale canvases, is considered an abstract-expressionist, and part of the exhibition will include an installation with many pieces suspended from the ceiling. The gallery is located at 6th Street and 6th Avenue.

Now here's a look at this week's new movies:
('The Host')

In 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation', the team is not only fighting their mortal enemy COBRA, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Converting the film into 3D takes the movie to a whole new level and brings the audience even closer to teh non-stop action.

An explosive romance about forbidden desires, 'Tyler Perry's Temptation' tells the provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life.


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